Isolated Vocals: 5 Songs That Prove Anyone Can Be A Rockstar With A Good Band

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If you don’t have Twitter, it’s about time to sign up. Why? Because someone has started an account called “Isolated Vocals” and it’s exactly that, they take your favourite songs and strip them down to just the vocal performance. It really shows how strong (or not so strong) these artist’s pipes are.

Here are five of the least “impressive” sounding tracks:

The Strokes – “Reptilia”

Julian Casablancas’ appeal has never been for his voice, but come on, it sounds like he’s not even trying.


AC/DC – “Back in Black”

Hold on to your hats kids, and be prepared to be blasted away by Brian Johnson’s raspy death blare.


Oasis – “Wonderwall”

Sure Liam Gallagher’s voice isn’t the worst, but we know that any frat boy with a guitar can sing it.


The Beatles – “Helter Skelter”

Bet you never really noticed how rough Paul McCartney’s voice sounds in “Helter Skelter”.


Blink 182 – “Rock Show”

In the world of pop-punk, the coarser the voice the better, still Mark Hoppus’ voice on it’s own is pretty hilarious.


But here’s a couple of singers who needs no backing tracks to show their true talent:

Kings of Leon – “Sex On Fire”

Caleb Followill’s voice covered in reverb will always give me the shivers. Listen to that belt!


Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure”

David Bowie and Freddy Mercury, need I say more.


Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Kurt Cobain’s haunting voice is even more goosebump inducing than with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic backing him up.


Fall Out Boy – “Thanks Fr Th Mmrs”

Say what you want, but Patrick Stump has one of the most impressive ranges of a pop-rock singer. Plus those harmonies…*shudder*.


Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Rick Astley’s got a damn great voice and you know it. Sorry not sorry.